American Indian Workshop

Events / Exhibitions / Congresses


November 07, 2019 - June 04


American Indian & Indigenous Studies Seminar Series

D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Newberry Library
Chicago, IL/USA

February 18 - 21

Canadian Indigenous / Native Studies Association (CINSA) Conference

For the Seventh Generation: Imagining and Creating Indigenous Futures

Trent University
Peterborough, ON/Canada

February 19 - 22


41st Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, NM/USA

February 20 - 22

Film Festival

California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival

Pechanga Resort & Casino
Temecula, CA/USA

February 20 - 23

Film Festival

Mother Tongue Film Festival

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC/USA

February 21 - 22


Settling Ohio: First Nations and Beyond

Ohio University, Baker Center
Athens, OH/USA

February 21 - 22

Graduate Student Conference

The Crafting of Historical Knowledge: Revealing Narratives through New Methodologies

Rice University
Houston, TX/USA

February 21 - 24


My Cultural Identity – My Sustainable Development 2020

Indian Institute of Social Sciences and Folklore Research

February 22

Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies (NCAIS)

Graduate Student Conference

D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The Newberry
Chicago, IL/USA

February 27 - 29

Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, Meeting

Annual Meeting

Doubletree Hotel
Tallahassee, FL/USA

February 29

Conference of the Scottish Association for the Study of America (SASA)

21st Annual Conference

University of Dundee

- February 29


© Rainmaker Gallery


Rainmaker Gallery

- March 01

Special Exhibition

POSTED! Reflections of Native North America

Weltkulturen Labor
Frankfurt am Main/Germany

- March 01

Special Exhibition


CURTIS.The North American Indian

NONAM - North American Native Museum

March 05 - 08

51th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention

51th Annual Convention

Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA/USA

March 06 - 07

Interdisciplinary Student Conference

Crossing Borders

Centre for Canadian Studies, Brock University
St. Catharines, ON/Canada

March 06 - 08

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds: Land, Water, Food

Center for Culture, History, and Environment, University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI/USA

March 12 - 14

NCAIS Graduate Workshop in Research Methods

Sovereignty and Survivance in Spatial Archives and Urban Landscapes

Oklahoma State University
Tulsa, OK/USA

March 12 - 14

CAADS & CORED Conference

Rethinking Rights in Times of Crisis: Local and Global Perspectives on Resilience and Dignity

Center for African and African Diaspora Studies (CAADS) & The Presidential Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity (CORED), Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA/USA

March 13


New and Emerging Studies of the Spanish Colonial Borderlands

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA/USA

March 13 - 15


The Shattuck Colonial American History Symposium

California State University
Sacramento, CA/USA

March 14


From Suffrage to Stonewall: The Visual and Material Culture of Social Justice

Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA/USA

March 17 - 21

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting

Cultural Citizenship and Diversity in Complex Societies

Hotel Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM/USA

March 19 - 20


Sixteenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

Museum of the Southeast American Indian, University of North Carolina
Pembroke, NC/USA

March 19 - 21

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Meeting

51st Annual Meeting

Hyatt Regency at the Arch
St. Louis, MO/USA

March 20 - 21

Quebec and Francophone Studies Conference

Identity Performance in North American Francophone Spaces

Ottawa, ON/Canada

March 20 - 21


Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA/USA

March 23 - 27

Interdisciplinary Conference for Ph.D. Candidates

17th Annual Spring Academy Conference

Heidelberg Center for American Studies

March 25 - 29

Indigenous Pop X

Imagination to Action

Albuquerque, NM/USA

March 25 - 29

American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Annual Conference

Reparative Environmental History

Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
Ottawa, ON/USA

March 26 - 27

PG & ECR Workshop

Landscape and Identity: Interdisciplinary Explorations of Being in the World

Durham University

March 26 - 28

Native Crossroads Film Festival


Norman Library Central
Norman, OK/USA

March 27 - 28


North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting

University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC/USA

March 28


Expanding Our Vision: New Approaches to Art History

Art Department, Davidson College
Davidson, NC/USA

April 01 - 04

41st American Indian Workshop

Indigenous Shapes of Water & Current Research

Department of Ethnology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University

April 02 - 04

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Seminar

Indigenous Responses to Jesuit Ministries in Overseas Missions

[Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Meeting 2020]

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown & Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA/USA

April 02 - 05

Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting


Marriot Wardman Park
Washington, DC/USA

April 03

Annual Global Affairs Conference

Global Politics in the Era of Climate Change

Division of Global Affairs, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
Newark, NJ/USA

April 03 - 04

Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Conference

Counter-narratives and Hidden Histories

Maynooth University
Maynooth, Co. Kildare/Ireland

April 03 - 04

History Graduate Student Association Conference

New Worlds: Histories of Crisis and Encounter

Brown University
Providence, RI/USA

April 04

Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium

Embodiment in the Arts of the Americas

Department of the History of Art, Yale University
New Haven, CT/USA

April 10 - 11

Radical Democracy Conference

Radical Ecologies

The New School for Social Research
New York City, NY/USA

April 13 - 18

Symposium on the American Indian

Visionaries of Indian Country

Northeastern State University, University Center
Tahlequah, OK/USA

April 14 - 16

International Conference

Colors and Cultures—couleurs et cultures

Université de Haute-Alsace & University of Basel
Mulhouse /France & Basel/Switzerland

April 15 - 18

Popular/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference

American Indian Literatures and Cultures

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA/USA

April 15 - 18

Reynolda Conference

Becoming American: Moravians and their Neighbors, 1772-1822: An Interdisciplinary Town and Gown Conference

Winston-Salem, NC/USA

April 17 - 18

T.W.I.S.T. Student's Conference in Linguistics

Lost in Language

Leiden University

April 22 - 23

International Symposium

(Re)Thinking Earth: From Representations of Nature To Climate Change Fiction

National Library of Portugal & CETAPS, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon

April 23 - 25

British Association for Canadian Studies Canada and International Orders Conference

45th Annual Conference

Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland/UK

April 24

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Decolonial Histories: Imperialism, Resistance, and Liberation

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY/USA

April 25

Graduate Student Heritage Conservation Symposium

Keeping Heritage Real: Authenticity in Conservation Practice

Global Centre of Pluralism
Ottawa, ON/Canada

May 01 - 03

European Association of American Studies (EAAS) Conference

20/20 Vision: Citizenship, Space, Renewal

University of Warsaw

May 05 - 07

Conference of the Estonian National Museum


Estonian National Museum

May 07 - 08


On the Possibility and the Impossibility of Reparations

Columbia University
New York City, NY/USA

May 07 - 09

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Meeting

Twelfth Annual Meeting

University of Toronto, St. George campus
Toronto/Tkaronto, ON/Canada

May 08

Graduate Student Conference

Early American Republic Seminar Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference

Graduate Center, CUNY
New York, NY/USA

May 12 - 13


Sixth Annual Midwestern History Conference

Hauenstein Center
Grand Rapids, MI/USA

May 13 - 15

Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North American Studies

North America: Inclusive, Exclusive, and Exceptional

University of Helsinki

May 14 - 16

Atlantic Canada Studies Conference

Crossing Borders, Bridging Boundaries

Hutchinson Center, University of Maine
Belfast, ME/USA

May 14 - 16

Biennial Conference of the ACSI

Borders and Beyond / Les frontières et au-delà

Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland/UK

May 14 - 17

Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History

Maritime Connections: History, Heritage and the Maritime Landscape

Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel
Pensacola, FL/USA

May 15 - 17

Academic Symposium

Dissent In Transatlantic Perspective: Then, Now, and in the Future

Prague Creative Center
Prague/Czech Republic

May 16 - 23

Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting and Symposium at Sea

Florida and The Caribbean: Cultural and Historical Connections

Carnival Cruise Ship Breeze, sailing round trip from Port Canaveral, FL/USA to Amber Cove/Dominican Republic
Port Canaveral, FL/USA

February 21 - May 17

Special Exhibition

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC/USA

May 15 - 16


In the Wake of Red Power Movements. New Perspectives on Indigenous Intellectual and Narrative Traditions

Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick

May 17 - 20

Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain Confernce

Indigenous Mobilities – Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

Reid Hall

May 18 - 22

European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS) Conference

Transcultural Mo(ve)ments: Memories, Writings, Embodiments

Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales/UK

May 21 - 23


Indigenous Health Conference

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
Niagara Falls, ON/Canada

May 22 - 23


Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference

Chaminade University
Honolulu, HI/USA

May 25 - 26


Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies

Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies, School of English, University of Kent

May 26 - 27

Association Française d'Etudes Américaines (AFEA) / French Association for American Studies Conference


Université de Lille

May 27 - 30

Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) Conference

Communities of Engagement: Contesting Borders, Barriers and Walls in the Era of Climate Crisis

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus Campus
Pyla, Larnaka/Cyprus

May 28 - 29

Interdisciplinary Conference

Civil Society and the Law: Civil Disobedience, Protests and the (Re)writing of Environmental Politics

UNIL - University of Lausanne

May 28 - 31

Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

Francophone Borderlands

SUNY Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY/USA

May 30 - June 02

Annual Conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society/Société Canadienne d’Anthropologie (CASCA)


Department of Anthropology, Western University
London, ON/Canada

May 30 - June 05

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism

Western University
London, ON/Canada

June 01 - 03


Canadian Historical Association (CHA) Annual Meeting

Western University
London, ON/Canada

June 04 - 06

Conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

Race in the Space Between, 1914-1945

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA/USA

June 04 - 06

French Society for English Studies (SAES) Conference


Faculté de Lettres et Langues, University of Tours

June 04 - 06

Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA)

Participation in American Culture and Society

Universität Heidelberg

June 05 - 06

International Workshop

Toward an Understanding of Nonhuman Minds: From Animal to Artificial Agency

University of Zurich

June 10 - 12

Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS)

Annual Conference

School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

June 10 - 12

Interdisciplinary Conference for Scholars & Graduate Students

Chesapeake Studies: Change and Continuity in America’s Estuary

Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD/USA

June 12 - 14


Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

Earlham College
Richmond, IN/USA

June 12 - July 10

Summer School

European Summer School in Canadian Studies 2020

University of Vienna & University of Insbruck
Vienna & Innsbruck/Austria

June 15 - July 10

Summer Institute

Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC/USA

June 17 - 19

Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain Confernce

Indigenous Mobilities – Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

Reid Hall

June 18 - 19

Journal of Southern History (JSH) Manuscript Workshop

Immigration and Migration in the American South

Rice University
Houston, TX/USA

June 18 - 20

Indigenous Studies Conference

Engaging Indigenous Communities: Respect, Reciprocity and Reconciliation

Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick/Canada

June 18 - 20


New Animism: Creativity and Critique

University of Leeds

June 20 - 23

International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival


Asafu Yard, Charles Town

- June 21

Special Exhibition

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA/USA

June 24 - 26

International Conference

Children and Nation: Forcible Child Transfer and the Genocide Convention through Historical and Contemporary Lenses


June 24 - 26

International Conference

The Arts in Society


June 24 - 27

Society of Early Americanists Conference

What Does it Mean to Remember?

University of Exeter & University of Plymouth
Exeter/UK & Plymouth/UK

June 25 - 28

Sixth European Congress on World and Global History

Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion


June 29 - July 10

Summer School

European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS 2020)

Vienna & Innsbruck/Austria

July 01 - 03

International Conference

9th International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

July 01 - 03

International PhD Seminar

American History / American Studies

Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS)

July 04 - 18

Summer School

Hands-on Anthropology and Ethnographic Storytelling

Department of Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit

July 06 - 08

Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA) Conference

19th Annual Conference

Centre for International Studies, ISCTE-IUL

July 08 - 10

International Conference

Hertitage 2020

Department of History, European Studies, Archaeology and Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra

July 12 - 17
July 26 - 31

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop

Living on the Edge of Empire: Alliance, Conflict and Captivity in Colonial New England

Deerfield, MA/USA

August 06 - 08

Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association

The Past is Always Present

Portland State University
Portland, OR/USA

August 20 - 22

Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning (LPP) Conference

LPP 2020 Conference

Faculty of Education, McGill University

August 20 - 22


20/20 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Canada

August 26 - 28


Four Nations Commemoration, 1620-2020: The Pilgrims and the Politics of Memory

Leiden University

August 27 - 28

Online Symposium Organized and Hosted by the International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM), International Council of Museums – U.S. (ICOM-U.S.), the Association of African American Museums (AAAM), and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Theoretical Museology in U.S. and Tribal Contexts


Fall 2020

Joint Symposium & Workshop

Campuses and Colonialism

William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University
Ranchos de Taos, NM/USA
Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC/USA

September 03 - 05

International Conference of the International Association for Alpine History (IAAH)

Mountain „global“: a Comparing Story of the Natural Science in the Mountains, 16.-19. Century

University of Lausanne

September 17 - 19

International Conference

Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia: A Conference on the Scholarship of Indigenous Knowledge

Seneca Resort and Casino
Niagara Falls, NY/USA

June 28 - September 20

Special Exhibition

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Philbrook Museum of Art
Tulsa, OK/USA

September 10 - 11

International Conference

Conference on Environment and Identity in the Americas

University of Essex

September 11 - 12

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Seminar

Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South

James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center
Winston-Salem, NC/USA

September 17 - 19

International Conference

Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia: A Conference on the Scholarship of Indigenous Knowledge

Seneca Resort and Casino
Niagara Falls, NY/USA

September 17 - 19

International Conference

Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures

University of Klagenfurt

September 18 - 19


12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA/USA

September 24 - 26

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Conference

Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA/USA

September 24 - 26

American Studies Association of Norway (ASANOR) Conference

Truths, Facts, Fictions and Falsehood in American Studies

UiT – Arctic University of Norway

September 25 - 27


Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, NY/USA

September 28 - October 01

International Conference

Vienna Anthropology Days

New Institute Building (NIG)

October 01 - 02

International Conference

Environmental Crimes Conference

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands/UK

October 01 - 03

Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS)

Walls, Bridges, and Borders in the Americas

Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A&M International University
Laredo, TX/USA

- October 04

Special Exhibition

Laughter and Resilience: Humor in Native American Art

Wheelwright Museum
Santa Fe, NM/USA

October 05 - 08


UArctic Congress 2020

University of Iceland

October 08 - 10


The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) Sixth Biennial Symposium

Washington, DC/USA

October 09 - 11

BrANCH Conference

Annual Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH) Conference

Madingley Hall

October 12 - 14

International Conference

Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples - The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA/USA

October 14 - 16

ICME, INTERCOM & ICOM Joint Conference

Transforming Collecting Policies in Museums: the Need for Leadership and Societal Responsibility

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

October 14 - 17

Annual Western History Association (WHA) Conference

Migrations, Meeting Grounds, and Memory

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque & Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, NM/USA

October 16 - 27

Conrad E. Wright Research Conference

“Shall Not Be Denied”: The 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesquicentennial and Centennial of their Ratifications

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA/USA

October 24

New Netherland Institute (NNI) Conference

Race and Slavery in North America's Dutch Communities

African Burial Ground National Monument
New York City, NY/USA

October 26 - 27

International American Studies Conference of the American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)

Movement and Mobility in America

Department of Foreign Language Education, Ondokuz Mayıs University

November 02 - 06

World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education (WIPCE)

Indigenous Education Sovereignty: Our Voices - Our Futures

Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, South Australia/Australia

November 03 - 06

Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASCLE)

Transcreations - Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts

University of Granada

November 04 - 08

American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE) Meeting

Intimacy and Interaction

Duke University
Durham, NC/USA

November 11 - 13

International Workshop

Colonial Paradigms of Violence: Comparative Analysis of the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Killing

Center for Holocaust Studies, Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ)

November 16 - 20

International Conference

Visual Depictions of the American West - How the West Was Drawn and What It Showed Us

University Ca' Foscari of Venice
Venezia, VE/Italy

November 18 - 22

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting

Truth and Responsibility

Cervantes Convention Center at America's Center
St. Louis, MO/USA

November 19 - 20

International Conference

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

Université de Bretagne Occidentale

November 19 - 22

Southern Historical Association Meeting

Annual Meeting

Sheraton Memphis Downtown
Memphis, TN/USA

November 24 - 27

European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL) Conference

Narrations of Origins in World Cultures and the Arts

University of Torino

November 27 - 28

Swiss Association for North American Studies Biennial Conference

Work: A Conference on the Labors of Language, Culture, and History

School of Humanties and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen
St. Gallen/Switzerland

November 30 - December 02

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) Conference

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museum

Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC/USA

November 30 - December 03

Island Dynamics Conference



December 08 - 12

Conference of the European Early American Studies Association (EEASA)

Colonisations, revolutions, and reinventions in early America and the Atlantic World 1600-1848

University of Poitiers


January 04 - 07

American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting

135th Annual Meeting

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA/USA

[Date to be announced]

42nd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]

Department of British and American Studies, European University Cyprus


[exact date tba]

Film Festival

Indianer Inuit: The North American Film Festival


[Date to be announced]

43rd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]


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